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a family of numerous and widely scattered languages spoken formerly from Florida to Chile but now only in South America.
a member of a group of Indian peoples who spoke these languages.
of or belonging to this language family or its speakers or to the .
Historical Examples

In the languages of this region there are to be detected perhaps a few loan-words from Arawakan or Cariban dialects.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various

In the east also there are evidences of the influence of Arawakan culture from the West Indies.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various

a family of American Indian languages found throughout NE South America
of or relating to the peoples speaking these languages


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